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The Art of Wisdom and the Psychology of How We Use Categories, Frames, and Stories to Make Sense of the World

The Art of Wisdom and the Psychology of How We Use Categories, Frames, and Stories to Make Sense of the World | WorkLife | Scoop.it
"We can’t understand ourselves as frozen in time. Self-understanding is a narrative construction."

"It’s insulting to imply that only
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Sense And Nonsense In Leadership Development

Sense And Nonsense In Leadership Development | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Our opportunity in leadership development is to bring more science into what we do by creating ever better ways to measure the current state of leadership behavior, along with the change we produce. This allows us to bring science into the art of leadership development and to drive out the nonsense that will always fill the void where good science doesn’t exist.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 1, 4:42 AM

Jack Zenger on brining research to the heart of leadership development.  Why would't you, unless you love fadding?

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Should the CEO be social?

Should the CEO be social? | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Chief executives may not want to be on social media but their people, customers and shareholders sure wish they were there.

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 4, 10:07 AM

Yes, Yes, Yes, and Yes. 

 

(From the article): Grant Thornton says around 40% of employees would like their organisation to embrace social and McKinsey says that it can deliver productivity benefits of 20-25 %, yet this is not yet well understood by CEOs.


Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs) like Yammer allow a CEO to talk directly to staff across geographies, driving engagement and innovation.

 

Gartner Inc says that while social networks will become primary channels for work-related decisions, 80% of social business efforts may not achieve the intended benefits due to inadequate leadership.

 

This is probably the most important reason CEOs should set aside personal views on social, broaden their understanding of its benefits and risks and find ways to meet customers, suppliers and people where they already are – in social networks.

Josie Gibson's curator insight, May 5, 1:34 AM

Great piece by social media advisor, Dionne Lew (@DionneLew)

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Forget the Vision, Make the Connections

Forget the Vision, Make the Connections | WorkLife | Scoop.it

New leaders don’t spend nearly enough time and effort being intentional about how they show up and how they spend their own time. The effort they devote to forming meaningful connections with the people in the organization is almost an afterthought.


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David Hain's curator insight, April 27, 9:49 AM

So true, Kenneth! I'm working with an organisation just now where connecting is exactly what is required for a better future, yet what happens is the meet all the time, till they are begging for respite, and all they talk about is tasks and transactions!

donhornsby's curator insight, April 27, 9:51 AM

(From the article): How can you be more intentional? Hall frames intentionality in her own work in eight words that guide each of her interactions: “I want it to matter that we met.” And it should matter for both her and the person she is meeting. There is an implied flexibility in the time horizon; it may matter immediately or several years down the road. Challenge yourself: “I want it to matter that I hold this position,” or “I want it to matter that I am your boss.” How does this affect how you will show up to deliver short-term results and create long-term impact?

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Conquer Your Nerves Before Your Presentation

You know the feeling: You’re about to give a big presentation (maybe it’s not even that big), and your nerves set in. You feel pressure in your chest. Your breathing gets shallow. Your blood pressure increases. And suddenly it seems inevitable that you’re going to mess this up — and everyone will see.
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10 Principles of Organization Design

10 Principles of Organization Design | WorkLife | Scoop.it

Today, the average tenure for the CEO of a global company is about five years. Therefore, a major reorganization is likely to happen only once during that leader’s term. The chief executive has to get the reorg right the first time; he or she won’t get a second chance. Although every company is different, and there is no set formula for determining your appropriate organization design, we have identified 10 guiding principles that apply to every company. 

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Keep your inbox empty with one of these four strategies

Keep your inbox empty with one of these four strategies | WorkLife | Scoop.it

No matter how much time we spend trying to optimize our inbox — from batch checking messages to adding bells and whistles — email takes over our lives. Looking at my stats from last month, I received and processed over 10,000 emails (eek!), so finding the right way to manage all this online correspondence has been critical for my day-to-day sanity.

Turns out, though, the "right way" to manage email depends a lot on your own personal style. I've rounded up some of the most popular and successful strategies so that you can decide which one is best for you.


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DrAlfonso Orozco C.'s curator insight, April 29, 1:13 PM

4 Estrategias para empresar. Just do business...<<<<<<<<<

Jesús López's curator insight, April 30, 4:07 AM

"...critical for my day-to-day sanity." Yours?

jessica's curator insight, May 2, 11:37 AM

How to control emotions?

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The Art of Performance Management

The Art of Performance Management | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Before investing in new performance management systems, leaders need to identify the metrics that really matter and design processes for translating data into effective decision making.

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What Executives Value in Their CEOs

What Executives Value in Their CEOs | WorkLife | Scoop.it
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A CEO’s reputation is a key part of a company’s success.
Few would disagree with that. But how about specifics?

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To be a great leader, rethink your default behaviors

To be a great leader, rethink your default behaviors - IDEO Stories - Medium
Lessons learned from my year working with IDEO’s CEO Tim Brown

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 22, 12:11 PM

A great read. Please take the time to read this today...



(From the article): When it comes to leadership, humility is often perceived as weakness. That couldn’t be further from the truth. There are many ways to express humility — you might welcome feedback, admit mistakes, or simply treat others as equals. Your employees will view those as signs of strength, not weakness.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 22, 9:19 PM

I worked for a principal who presented about IDEO as being what we needed for creativity amongst teachers. He rarely acted with humility, if ever. That would be a good starting point for each of us.

 

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Ian Berry's curator insight, April 24, 1:06 AM

a good 5 actions all the great leaders/change champions do

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12 Habits of Genuinely Courageous People

12 Habits of Genuinely Courageous People | WorkLife | Scoop.it

That means bravery sometimes an extraordinary level of bravery--is required in business and entrepreneurship. Like taking a chance when others will not. Or following your vision no matter where it leads. Or standing up for what you believe in even though those beliefs are extremely unpopular.

 

Or simply doing the right thing, even though the right thing is definitely the hardest thing.

 

(Think of courage that way and you may be surprised by just how brave you really are.)

 

Here are ways otherwise ordinary people display extraordinary courage:

 


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Graeme Reid's curator insight, April 22, 8:10 PM

There are many different ways to be courageous.

Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, April 22, 9:19 PM

Jeff Haden shares with us " ways otherwise ordinary people display extraordinary courage”:

They're not afraid to believe the unimaginable.They're not afraid to be patient.They're not afraid to say no.They're not afraid to take an unpopular stand.They're not afraid to ask for help.They're not afraid to show genuine emotion.They're not afraid to forgive... and forget.They're not afraid to stay the course.They're not afraid to earn the right to lead.

10. They're not afraid to succeed through others.

11. They're not afraid to say, "I'm sorry."

12. They're not afraid to take undeserved blame.

Alex Pfeiffer's curator insight, April 23, 1:29 PM

This helps create a top transferable skill.

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Ten Leadership Theories in Five Minutes - YouTube

"There's nothing so practical as a good theory." Here are ten of them, summarized by Professor Michael Zigarelli, for those who want to lead more effectively.
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Why So Many of Us Experience a Midlife Crisis

A mid-career crisis can happen to anyone. It can hit even those who objectively have the most fulfilling jobs. When it does, it inflicts pain on the individual suffering it and causes productivity losses for employers. Yet, the phenomenon remains stigmatized and under-researched, leaving crucial questions unanswered. What are the causes? Why does this malaise seem to strike in mid-life? And how can those who are stuck in its grips shake themselves loose?

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Natural lessons

Natural lessons | WorkLife | Scoop.it
mist is a friendI am aliento expectationsabsent from definitions— W. S. Merwin, Fox FireMulta novit vulpes, verum echinus unum magnum / The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog one big thing.— Desiderius Erasmus, Adages I V 18But we are still part of Earth’s fauna and flora, bound to it by emotion, physiology, and, not least, deep history. It is folly to think of this planet as a way station to a better world.— Edward O. Wilson, The Meaning of Human ExistenceThe freest human being is not one
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Wonderful post by Richard Martin on expertise vs leading in complexity.

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15 words you should eliminate from your vocabulary to sound smarter

15 words you should eliminate from your vocabulary to sound smarter | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Here's a list of words you should eliminate from your vocabulary to sound smarter.

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Did you know that the words that you are use can undermine your effectiveness as a leader? Here are few that you need to eliminate immediately.

 

(From the article): People don't have the time or the attention span to read any more words than necessary. You want your readers to hear you out, understand your message, and perhaps be entertained, right? Here's a list of words to eliminate to help you write more succinctly.

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Moving your roadblocks | Leader.co.za

Moving your roadblocks | Leader.co.za | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Life is short. Now we all know that. But what does that mean for you and for me, and what are we going to do about it?
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10 Ways To Be An Empathetic Listener

10 Ways To Be An Empathetic Listener | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Before starting my Executive Coaching practice I was a Financial Advisor and Coach to my team. In that industry a study was conducted of the most successful Wealth Management Advisors to discover the most important skill possessed by Top Advisors.What did the study reveal?The number one skill is empathetic listening.The ExperimentAn experiment was conducted where advisors watched a video interview of a prospective client couple. After watching, they were then asked to describe the husband from the interview.One advisor said “arrogant,” Another said “defensive.” Another

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Dan Forbes's curator insight, April 30, 9:23 AM

An Experiment reveals the power of Empathetic Listening.

John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA's curator insight, April 30, 3:42 PM

Great advice from my friend Dan Forbes!

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5 Secrets To Always Making A Good First Impression

5 Secrets To Always Making A Good First Impression | WorkLife | Scoop.it

Research shows that first impressions are even more important than you think:The findings indicate that getting off on the wrong foot has devastating long-term consequences. And once first impressions are set, they’re very hard to change.

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Using your un-constructive inner critic for good

Using your un-constructive inner critic for good | WorkLife | Scoop.it
If you inner critic is just too damn annoying and loud and critical of everything around you, just try to write it all down and you can filter it later. They might be a few gems in the pile.
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Six Leadership Skills Not Quite Taught At Harvard Business School

Six Leadership Skills Not Quite Taught At Harvard Business School | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Harvard teaches leadership but if you want to learn what works best in running a startup, use six principles from this alumna

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, April 25, 3:25 PM

Excellent insight worthy of your consideration!

NASSP Center for New Principals's curator insight, April 26, 10:56 PM

This looks like it would work as well for a "start up principal' as it does for a start up business!  Good advice here..........

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You have dead wood?  Did you kill it?

You have dead wood?  Did you kill it? | WorkLife | Scoop.it
"If you have dead wood in your organisation it is because you either hired dead wood in the first place, or you hired live wood; then killed it.”  W. Edwards Deming

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Why Leaders Are Easier to Coach than Followers

Why Leaders Are Easier to Coach than Followers | WorkLife | Scoop.it
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Followers receive very little fanfare. In a culture obsessed with leaders, we think of follower’s role as submitting, taking direction, and dutifully executing the leader’s will.

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How To Give Regular Feedback and Still Get Work Done

How To Give Regular Feedback and Still Get Work Done | WorkLife | Scoop.it

But if you’re already busy, feeding this appetite can feel like one more task on your list. So what should you do?

 

I put this question to several business leaders recently, and the short answer was this: get over it.

 

"Every manager should be giving feedback to everybody," says Bernard Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente. "They shouldn’t have to ask. It’s how you let someone know if he’s hitting the mark and what to do to become more effective." The Millennial appetite is a huge opportunity for business. "Millennials are after feedback because they’re trying to get better at what they’re interested in doing."


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 21, 6:38 PM

It's been printed in enough management articles that it's probably implanted in your brain: Millennials want constant feedback.

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Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are - YouTube

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how "power posing" -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident -- can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success."

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Don’t Be “Nice.” Be Instrumental.

Don’t Be “Nice.” Be Instrumental. | WorkLife | Scoop.it


The Power Lens is one way that distorts how we see and understand one another. Your perceiver is wearing it whenever he or she with has relatively more power than you do. And this lens has a straight-forward agenda: prove yourself useful to me, or get out of my way.

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7 Skills to Be a More Influential LeaderSwitch & Shift

7 Skills to Be a More Influential LeaderSwitch & Shift | WorkLife | Scoop.it
There are qualities and skills that we use to help ensure people will listen and be influenced to take action based on our words as well as skills that, when used, encourage people to open up to them and share more readily.
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